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Address: Near Ritz Carlton Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Superb Getaway

Kapalua Resort is a sprawling complex where all the activities you want for a vacation can be found! There's a breath-taking view of the hiking trail and a nice beach below to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Val B
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good hike to get the blood moving. Lots of spiders and spider webs make the hike less enjoyable and a nuisance. Views are limited but there were 3 spots to catch views of the ocean and gulch. Hike was not too muddy like previous reviews, but there were stretches of overgrown plants and canopies of spider webs with spiders evading... More 

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Thank JDfrmCA
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is very beautiful and well maintained trail. Easily accessible and easy to hike. It is about 6 miles long one way but we didn't go all the way. Instead sitting lazy all day on the beach, get active: Take this hike.

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1 Thank jawa13
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Kapalua Resort is a sprawling complex where all the activities you want for a vacation can be found! There's a breath-taking view of the hiking trail and a nice beach below to surf and swim.

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Thank Val B
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

If you like jungle walks this is your hike. The trail was mainly uphill starting from Flemming Beach. Along the trail you really feel like you are in a jungle. The trees surround you and plants go over your head. The trail had some points where you could see stunning views of the gorge and the water - we even... More 

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1 Thank RD_youngtraveller
Corvallis
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We got dropped off and headed for the trail. Decided to go to the ridge trail first and entered through the gate. Lots of jungle type forest, kind of neat, and then the mosquitos! Mud on the trail, and when we arrived at the watershed sign at the top, there wasn't much to see other than another ravine. Made it... More 

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Carmel, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We had an awful experience on this trail.. We couldn't believe that a Kapalua sponsored bus would drop you off at the trailhread and not provide any information about the condition of this trail. Parts of this trail were down right dangerous. Slippery mud on downhill portions . Over growth so you couldn't see the slippery mud.. Unless it hasn't... More 

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Thank janeb
Petaluma, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was probably our favorite outing while on Maui. At the Kapalua Village Center a free shuttle will pick you up and transport you to the start of the hike with reservations. Not sure who provides and pays for the shuttle as well as maintenance of the hiking trails, but here I thank them. From the drop off spot it... More 

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2 Thank Les S
San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful hike but so much of the trail is over grown so wear long pants this time of year. The trail after Pu'o Ka'eo lookout is missing so look at the map carefully. There is an overgrown trail that takes you to Mahana Ridge from Honolua Ridge.

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Thank Patricia M
Vail, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Great hike with the up vs down ratio of about 1:6. Hike to top for about 1 mile then down for most of the remainder. Keeps any complaining to a minimum! Convenient bus ride to top of the property but be sure to make a reservation for free shuttle through resort (they did not tell us this was required when... More 

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1 Thank Colleen W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our family of four inexperienced hikers had a great time on this hike. Most of the trail was shaded so the heat wasn't unbearable even for our July visit. The views were great and I loved seeing new things the whole time we were out (including pineapple plants!). We were challenged but truly enjoyed our experience. We didn't cross paths... More 

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